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Local Talent – K Avery-Stallion

This is Hastings caught up with the lovely and talented “K” Avery-Stallion for a little chat about her locally named and run bag company St Leonards

(Not to be confused with the equally lovely new pub The St Leonard on London Rd.)

“K” started St Leonards in November 2010 and has recently celebrated her second year anniversary, going from strength to strength.

St Leonards has been featured in many high-end magazines such as Elle Decoration, Coast Magazine and the Sunday Telegraph (amongst many more)

 “K” has a long history of working in the fashion industry (buying and designing) but she had a serious drive to do something for herself: which is exactly what she did shortly after moving to sunny St Leonards, selling her own car to fund her first collection.

With their sell-out success and local support, “K”‘s dreams of world domination come ever closer.

Sat in her St Leonards studio, which is packed, bursting at the seams with ideas, samples and drawings with what Ms Hastings could only imagine contained marvelous magical handbag gems, we received a sneak preview of the sample “K” has been working on with the Jerwood Gallery.

Although sworn to secrecy This Is Hastings can tell you, it’s a great timeless design and its coming soon!

(Launches this Fri along with the Preview of the Jerwood Drawing Prize)

 “K” aims to eventually set up a dedicated workshop in St Leonards offering employment to local people and local graduates – to give back to the town that encouraged and inspired “K” so much to create the St Leonards brand.

 Until then however “K” will be having a fabulous Christmas Sample Sale in her home on December 9th

Selling her own samples along with a few other fantastically talented Hastings designers such as Aardvark Print Mongers, Tara Deighton’s South Coast Samples, Madrugar Millinery and Avery Stallion Photography.

This Is Hastings can’t wait to grab a bargain and see you all there


SUNDAY 9TH DEC (12 – 6PM)
(Cash Only)

 
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